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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Today's archidose #344

Here are some photos of the CCTV and TVCC buildings in Beijing, China by OMA. Photographs and commentary are by rudenoon.

rudenoon's description for the above photo:
"This man lived in Hu Jia Lou Xi, Chaoyang District, Beijing, CN, and was one of the few remaining residents who resisted official displacement. He displays a court notice and two photos of cats that had been killed and wired to resisters' doors. The man's face has obviously been distorted to protect his identity. The CCTV (China Central Television) Headquarters project and China World Trade Center Phase 3 are in the background.

Residents of the 15-story apartment building closest to the TVCC (shown above before the conflagration and ensuing scandal) staged a protest on Monday morning August 10, 2009 after being publicly threatened with 'forced relocation' in a CCTV statement published in the Beijing Daily, a city newspaper.

This photo was taken on June 4, 2008, 6:40 AM, and it, along with more on the recent protest, is further described in my blog post A Short Eviction Story."
[August 8, 2009, 6:57 AM]

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For more on the CCTV HQ project see rudenoon's blog post A Year and an Hour On.

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  1. sadly enough these stories never get published in architectural magazines covering the project's design that claims sustainability and collective good!

  2. What a pity,architecture was to create a space where a human will stay happy, but for some others invers...

  3. CCTV looks like one of those marching hammers on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'.


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